By Winfield Townley Scott,Merle Armitage
From "a soiled hand":
Words are very robust. you are not definite of that? give some thought to every thing you will not say.
- Wonderful comment in a notice I had this week from William Carlos Williams. He noted the "disease" of eager to write poetry; acknowledged he have been "off" poetry for lots of months and—he said—"I consider fresh and unhappy."
- One cause of conserving this sort of laptop: you could wear checklist the retort you could not ponder eventually night's party.
- Photographs of Henry James in his heart years can be commented upon. long past is the shy aesthete of the younger portrait (by LaFarge?) . This bearded guy has a fierce glance, even a bestial one. this is perhaps-I do not know-James at his so much generative. back this guy disappears within the shaven, bald, ultimate James, the well-known James—the Grand Lama.
- I spotted while Lindsay (thirteen) learn aloud a passage from a looking booklet the opposite day he stated "genital" as "genteel." i might like to see a literary historical past titled "The Genital Tradition."
- Contrast "business ethics" and the ethics of artwork. no one writes a poem hoping it's going to put on out in 4 or 5 years.
Between 1951 and 1966 the prestigious American poet Winfield Townley Scott saved a sequence of notebooks within which he set down his ideas on poetry, literature, the literary scene, and lifestyles often. almost immediately ahead of his premature dying in 1968 he made a range of the entries he suggestion have been top and gave it the name "a soiled hand." those perceptive notes, a few tart, a few mild, a few boisterous, a few wistful, supply us a notable perception into the workings of his inventive brain. George P. Elliott has stated of Scott: "In a really sturdy method, i believe he used to be as rock-bottom American a poet as we've had on the grounds that Frost." The advent is by way of Scott's friend Merle Armitage, who additionally designed the unique version of this book.
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